May 23rd, 2012
08:36 AM ET

Egypt makes history with vote for president

One of the world's oldest civilizations took a major step toward democracy Wednesday, as Egyptians began a historic vote for president.

Grandmother Nadia Fahmy, 70, was so determined to be the first one to vote at her polling station that she camped out in a plastic chair for two and a half hours before it opened.

"I am here to vote for the first time in my life," said Fahmy. "I want to vote for the first time. I want to see a new generation for my country. I want everything to change."

Other people told CNN they had waited up to four hours to vote as an atmosphere of enthusiasm swept polling stations in the capital.


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  1. chrissy

    I have a conscience, but i work with lots of troubled people. Many come from large families where no apparant problems exist in any other members, but then you have this one bad seed. Now this person had no probs prior then wala, a dif person! Explain.

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